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Fire at Will
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Battlegroup Market Garden Weekend at Deeside Defenders

on Tue May 15, 2018 8:46 am
Fought over the weekend at the Airbus Sports & Social club on Deeside. Friday afternoon was spent setting up the terrain for the game and here it is from South (just beyond Eindhoven) to North (Arnhem). Note a few more buildings were added early on Saturday







Veghel


US airborne landing zone (spot the crashed glider)


Horrible swampy group




Waal bridge and canal


Arnhem




I was quite involved with my games, so only a few pictures of the games in progress and other bits and pieces that caught my eye.

Fighting in Veghel


British Paras fighting in the swampy ground (My paras fighting on a Lend Lease basis to Steve B from the club)


XXX Corps in action


Sami's (from Finland) panthers in action


Paras hunting down German armour in Arnhem


I didn't take any pictures of my first game(??), but here's the secoond


A bridge too far! a Brummbar destroyed one of my canal bridges, but luckily I had built a wrecked one.


Some pictures of those very nice paper and foamcore buildings seen in the Battlegroup. Still not convinced that they are robust enough for "normal" wargames use






Day 1 ended wit the Allied players marginally ahead by +3 points. For my games with the US airborne I marginally won the recce scenario in the morning, but then marginally lost the flanking attack in the afternoon. It had been quite an intense day and no chance to look properly at what was going on on the other tables, even the adjacent ones.

Day 2 saw my US airborne in defence of Veghel so here's a picture after my deployment


Things then went rapidly downhill as I was immediately intensively pounded by artillery an lost my single AT gun, which I was hoping to cover the bridge. From then on it was a hold at all costs and by the end I had just managed it. So I managed a marginal win, while the Allies as a whole did badly with the overall score being -4 in the Germans favour so winning them the campaign. So it was again a bridge too far!

Thanks to my opponents Steve, Graham and Guys who were a pleasure to play against.
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Warwick
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Re: Battlegroup Market Garden Weekend at Deeside Defenders

on Tue May 15, 2018 11:10 am
Glad to see somebody got some pics, I got about 5 all weekend.

Fire at Will
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Re: Battlegroup Market Garden Weekend at Deeside Defenders

on Tue May 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Warwick wrote:Glad to see somebody got some pics, I got about 5 all weekend.

Andy has got more, just on his blog at the moment
https://sedimentswargameblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/battlegroup-market-garden-weekend-part-1.html
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RayH
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Re: Battlegroup Market Garden Weekend at Deeside Defenders

on Tue May 15, 2018 10:17 pm
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wolflord
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Re: Battlegroup Market Garden Weekend at Deeside Defenders

on Wed May 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Very nice tables! Thanks for sharing!

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